Africa is potentially an agricultural powerhouse. The continent has 60 percent of the world’s uncultivated arable land and could grow enough food to meet its own needs and export surpluses. Yet hundreds of millions go hungry. Despite recent progress, Africa’s farmers, most of whom are smallholders, underperform. The Kofi Annan Foundation advocates the transformation of African agriculture to ensure food and nutrition security for all by mobilising leadership and high-level commitment. We bring together leaders from the private sector, civil society and the political sphere to trigger cooperation that benefits farmers and the general population.